Despite losing nine of their last ten games, a locker room in complete disarray, and the franchise fading from relevancy once again in historic fashion, the Jaguars have made the decision to retain head coach Doug Marrone for the 2019 season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport.
It’s not too surprising, but the fact that a coaching staff that was already allowed to try and jump start their season by firing the offensive coordinator and benching their recently extended and former fourth overall pick at quarterback, only to see the offense get worse, seemed like a sign that a clean sweep may be needed across the staff. The staff has also seemingly been at odds with the franchise’s two premier players, Jalen Ramsey and Leonard Fournette, as the season has gone on in a highlight of what has become a turbulent locker room. Marrone himself has been reluctant to comment on his future in recent weeks.
While Rappaport states Shad Khan wants to, “see things through”, I had heard the coaching decision would be inevitably left up to Executive Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin to decide, with Khan abating to whatever final call Coughlin made.
That call seems to have been made. We now await the decision on General Manager Dave Caldwell’s future, which I believe will not have the same results.